Adult Forum & EnrichmentAdult Forum is a weekly adult education series that discusses topics and issues that effect the church and its members. You are invited to attend all session, or attend whenever the topics might interest you. The presentation/discussion will take place on Sundays 9:45 - 10:30 am in the Music/Media room in the basement of the Education Building.
October 27 & November 3: “Some of my best friends are . . .”
We live in a richly diverse community – yet our lack of awareness of implications of that diversity can lead to painful (and often unintended) attitudes, words and actions that unwittingly encourage racism and stereotyping. Local author (of a standard textbook on the subject as well as two novels springing from the topic – one soon to become a film) Gladys Gossett Hankins will join us.
Powerpoint from October 27
November 10, 17, & 24: God of Love: Peoples of the Book
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have been referred to as “Abrahamic faiths” in that each can claim a direct lineage to Abraham. In these three weeks, we examine the three “Peoples of the Book,” raising questions such as: (1) how does your religious background influence your life and your beliefs?; (2) What stereotypes do you hold of Muslims, Christians, Jews, or anyone of any religion?; and (3) Are Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all branches of one religion? We will introduce and use scriptural reasoning as a way to explore the three faiths and facilitate understanding.
Powerpoint from November 10 has links to two powerful videos.
Here is the Intro to Scriptural Reasoning - if you can, look this over before our session November 17.
December 1: no session (Thanksgiving break)
Here is the flyer for all the adult formation opportunities envisioned for this year. Included is a weekly schedule of topics for Adult Forum. For more info, contact Patty Cargill at firstname.lastname@example.org